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Classes and workshops

The Art Coop Classes – Mosaic Bowling Ball or Boulder: Three-part class is held Saturdays through June 19, 6-9 p.m., $70. Cement Leaves – Three-part class is Sunday, 1-3 p.m.; Tuesday, 6-7 p.m.; and June 16, 6-8 p.m., $70. Microscope Slide Necklace – Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., $25. Fused Glass Pendants and Earrings – June 10, 6-8 p.m., or June 28, 6-8 p.m., $30. Sun Dyeing – June 13 or 23, 1-3 p.m., $30. Materials provided. The Art Coop, 4225 N. G St. (private home studio). Reservations required; call (509) 327-3726 or (509) 290-2542 or visit

Frame-It Art Classes – Watercolor Painting Classes: Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Oil and Acrylic Painting Classes: Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. Ongoing classes are open to adults, all levels of painters welcome. 6264 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Call Sandie at (208) 667-1534 to register and for more information.

Acting Classes – Tuesdays through Aug. 3, 7-9 p.m. at Loganhurst Health Care, first floor, 1515 E. Illinois Ave. Cost is $20 per class. Call Donna Han Johnson at (509) 307-4063.

Piano Intro for Children with Adult “Buddy” – For ages 4-6. Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear will help kids learn about music through singing, movement, rhythm instruments and keyboard. Parent attends class with their child. Thursdays through June 24, 1-1:45 p.m. at Music City, 1322 N. Monroe St. Cost is $40. (509) 625-6200,

Fused Glass Jewelry Class – Assemble a pendant and earring set or two pendants after learning how to cut glass. Come prepared with an idea of colors you want to work with or a piece of clothing you wish to match. Open to ages 16 and older. June 12, 1-3 p.m. at the Dahmen Barn, 419 N. Parkway, Uniontown, Wash. Cost is $45; includes all materials. Registration is required by June 11., (509) 229-3414.

Christian Youth Theater – North Idaho – Weeklong theater arts camps, June 21-Aug. 20. Bitty campers (ages 5-6) meet Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon and all day on Fridays. Junior campers (ages 7-13) meet Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Teens and tween camps are June 28-Aug. 2 (for campers ages 11-18) and Aug. 2-6 (for campers ages 13-18). Teen and tween camps are held Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Each camp includes theater arts workshops, theater and outdoor games, team competitions, a camp T-shirt and a performance on Fridays with parts for everyone. Cost is $150 for Junior, Tween or Teen Camps and $90 for Bitty Camps if registered by June 11. Visit or call (208) 765-8600.

Summer Arts Program for Youth – Sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Arts Commission. Classes for pre-kindergarten through 10th grade include drawing, painting, African batik, stage improv, cultural arts, construction/assemblage and collage, guitar, mosaics, book arts, arts and crafts and rhythm and music. June 22-24, June 29-July 1, July 6-8 and July 13-15 at Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $30 for each three-day, two-hour class (includes supplies and a snack)., (208) 676-9132.

Summer Theatre Arts Camp – For youth ages 11-16. Covers acting, storytelling, monologue and scene writing, ballroom and world dance, mask making, puppetry and teamwork on stage. Two-week camp is held July 26-Aug. 6, Mondays-Fridays, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road. Cost is $450 per camper, and includes two juice and snack breaks each day, a complete lunch each day and all materials. (509) 993-7121,

Pend Oreille Playhouse Association’s Music-Theater Summer Camp – Open to area youth, grades 5-12. Monday-Friday, Aug. 16-27; cost is $50, students bring sack lunches, snacks and beverages are provided. Space is limited; register at the Pend Oreille Playhouse, 240 N. Union Ave., Newport, Wash. or online at (509) 671-3389

Step in the Write Direction – Presented by the Inland Empire Region of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Includes speakers, a book sale, “The Nuts and Bolts of Publishing,” crafting your novel, an agent critique of first pages, “Illustrators’ Intensive” and more. Sept. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave. Cost is $95 by June 15, $105 from June 16-Aug. 15, and $120 at the door. (509) 482-5288,,


Idaho Writers League – Coeur d’Alene Chapter – Writers of all genres, teens through seniors, meet to exchange ideas and learn how to improve their craft. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-noon, Jewett House, 1501 Lakeshore Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Visitors welcome. (208) 762-0976

Call for artists

Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center – Seeking artists to exhibit at the gallery during a photography and sculpture exhibit, June 18-July 9. Interested artists should contact Louise Telford at (208) 457-8950 or For more information, visit

Free Allergy Testing Inc. – Seeking artwork to be adopted as the permanent logo of Free Allergy Testing Inc. Open to artists of all ages and abilities. Interested artists should submit their work by June 30. For more information, visit logo-contest.php.

Artists Loose on the Palouse – Seeking artists and crafters for the Valleyford Art Festival, July 23-25. Weekend includes dinner and dance, historical tours and a parade. (509) 747-6294,

Bluewaters Bluegrass Festival Accepting applications from vendors and artisans with unique crafts and artwork for this year’s festival, Aug. 6-8 at Waterfront Park in Medical Lake., (509) 869-0252.

Dodson’s Jewelers – Open call for paintings, either watercolor or oils, with an Italian theme for an exhibition to run during November. Call (509) 624-4163 for more information.

First Friday – Seeking artists whose work is ready to show in nontraditional venues such as coffee shops, wineries and other downtown businesses during self-guided monthly art walks. Referral opportunity only, venues are responsible for selecting their own artists. (509) 625-6079,

Call for performers

Fall Folk Festival – Seeking musicians, dancers, storytellers and crafters for the 25th annual festival, Nov. 20-21 at Spokane Community College. Applications available at; must be postmarked by July 1.

Call for volunteers

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre – Volunteers needed to help with various tasks, including: serving meals to actors and crew members at dress rehearsals, assembling welcome baskets for actors, helping with concessions and raffle tickets and promoting shows by hanging posters. Summer season runs through August at North Idaho College’s Boswell Hall Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. E-mail or call (208) 769-7780 for more information.

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